Tag: health and safety in the workplace

Accident in the workplace – would you know what to do?

Accident at work

The health & safety of employees and others who could be affected by your operations is of paramount importance. However, despite implementing health & safety preventative measures, you can have an accident in the workplace. This can be quite a scary situation and people may panic or freeze, particularly if the accident is serious. Nobody… Read more »

Risk Assessment – do I need one?

Risk assessment image

Whenever health and safety is discussed, one of the first things that is mentioned is usually ‘Risk Assessment.’ However, some people may not know what this involves. This blog aims to answer many of the questions around risk assessments. So, what is a risk assessment? Every workplace has hazards, some are minor and some can… Read more »

Do I need a fire risk assessment?

Fire risk assessment

As an employer and/or building owner/occupier/landlord and anyone else who has control of the premises e.g. Facilities manager, you are considered a ‘responsible person’. You’re required to carry out and maintain a fire risk assessment to comply with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which applies in England and Wales (equivalent requirements apply in Scotland… Read more »

Winter health and safety hazards in the workplace – what to look for

battling against winter health and safety hazards in the workplace

Winter is here! Among the festivities, employers must consider the additional challenges that winter weather brings. Promoting workplace health and safety is essential, to maintain a safe and resilient environment. Take a look at the tips below to learn about potential winter health and safety hazards and what you can do to prevent any accidents…. Read more »

Most common health and safety risks in manufacturing

Manufacturing health and safety risks

Manufacturing is considered a high-risk industry to work in as there are a variety of hazardous situations in this environment. Workers in small manufacturing firms are more than twice as likely to be killed at work, than workers in larger firms in the same sector. Health and safety risks in manufacturing are a problem, but… Read more »

How to successfully deliver a Toolbox Talk

Toolbox talk

Below are a few simple tips on how to successfully deliver a Toolbox Talk. Competence to deliver a Toolbox Talk Staff that have attended health and safety training are permitted to deliver Toolbox Talks. This is so they can speak confidently and answer any queries that may arise. If you wish to deliver Toolbox Talks… Read more »

Meet Our Senior SHE Consultant, Emma Riordan, BSc (Hons) CFIOSH

Headshot of Sentinel Safety's Senior SHE Consultant, Emma Riordan

It’s International Women’s Day! Why not learn a little more about one of our inspiration women, Emma Riordan our Senior SHE Consultant. How did you begin your career and what attracted you to health and safety? I actually decided to study health and safety management and French as a combined honours degree at Aston University. … Read more »

2023 predictions for the H&S sector?

2023, year of the rabbit

Can you believe the first month of the year is over already! We’ve celebrated Chinese New Year, but the animal year officially commences on 4th February. We thought we would take a look at what the year of the rabbit might look like and what are the 2023 predictions for the H&S sector? The year… Read more »

Top 10 tips for making your warehouse safer in the run up to Christmas

With the increase in online shopping and Christmas not far away, warehousing and storage facilities are extremely busy. Follow our top 10 tips to making your warehouse safer. Employees can become preoccupied with the high demand and can become complacent when it comes to adhering to health and safety rules during busy times. An employer… Read more »

Building health & safety as part of your culture

Quote to build health & safety as part of your culture

Building health & safety as part of your culture, is the most effective way of keeping your employees safe. That’s not all this achieves, a positive health and safety culture can also: Dramatically reduce the number of incidents in the workplace Improve staff morale and job satisfaction Increase productivity Decrease costs Lower staff turnover Improve brand… Read more »